SING ME HOME by Shannon O'Brien

We have no idea where author Shannon O’Brien got her inspiration for her first novel, which is set at a women’s college in New England and features a budding romantic relationship between members of rival a capella groups. The Lesbian Review calls SING ME HOME a sweet, low-angst novel that “has the lovely lesbian romance that was missing from the Pitch Perfect movies.”


At Jones University, a woman’s education always comes first. That’s the model Ellie Gallagher is determined to follow. With less than a year of school to go, she juggles her commitments to her studies, her job, and her a cappella group gracefully. When she’s paired with fellow senior Jolene Weiss on a class project, sly glances and flirtation quickly replace thoughts of homework.

But graduation can’t arrive soon enough for Jolene. Longing to be free of university life, she’s busy trying to snag a job on a political campaign. Add to that the fact that she’s in a different a cappella group than Ellie. Though music was their first bond, the rivalry of a cappella and the uncertainty of graduation may force them apart.


The Lesbian Review

Sing Me Home…is a new adult romance that takes place in the world of college a capella. It’s super sweet and has the lovely lesbian romance that was missing from the Pitch Perfect movies. If you’re looking for a sweet, low-angst new adult romance, check out Sing Me Home. It’s a lovely read and a great way to pass an afternoon.

Rainbow Book Reviews

I love O’Brien’s writing style–it’s fresh, easy, and has great flow and pace. I never felt as if the story was getting bogged down in too much detail or unnecessary side plots, and equally I enjoyed the depth of character O’Brien gave me in both Ellie and Jolene. Both characters were extremely likeable, and the initial connection, then romance, then stumbling point were beautifully played out.

Lesbian Reading Room

Sing Me Home is a very sweet and charming romance. Two young women, Ellie and Jolene, meet in their final year at University when they work on a class project together and develop a friendship over a mutual love of a cappella.

Ms O’Brien has captured the unfolding feelings of new love, and gives us a genuine sense of the real connection that can happen when we meet our soul mate….has written a very good first novel and I look forward to many more.



Shannon O’Brien is a proud Pennsylvanian, although she currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. A Smith College alumna, she spends most of her time as a Props Master and Set Designer for various theatre companies and productions around the world. She can also be heard as the co-host of Blondes With Glasses, a feminist and pop culture podcast currently in its second year. Her last time writing an ‘About the Author’ blurb was for a stage prop at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. That one was considerably easier.